For more Quick Takes, head over to Jen's blog! I'm so happy she and her baby are doing better and are back with us for her link-up. :)
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Have all of you seen the new tumblr that iuseNFP and 1Flesh have come up with? It's called "What Should We Call NFP" and is basically a spin off of the famous "What Should We Call Me" tumblr...except this entire blog is about NFP and the clips are things only NFP users will probably understand and laugh it. Personally, I think it's hilarious and recommend you all check it out for a good chuckle. Here's a little preview:
When my friend keeps talking about the rhythm method:
Thank you, Katie, for introducing me to this site on your blog this week!
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Did you happen to read Simcha Fisher's piece entitled, "So Long, and Thanks for all the Intersex Fish"? If you haven't, you should. She writes about the irony of people who love and promote "going green" and purchasing organic foods throwing a fit when the CEO of Eden Foods made it clear he doesn't want to pay for his employees' water-polluting, cancer-causing contraceptives.
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Continuing the conversation about Eden Foods: do you support their stance and agree that employers should not be told by the government that they have to pay for their employees to have coverage that violates the very nature of their business, organization, or deeply held beliefs? Then help show some support for Michael Potter, the CEO of Eden Foods by signing this quick letter of support (thank you, Leila, for posting this last week). He has been receiving a lot of angry letters, so let's help encourage him to keep on fighting the good fight.
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One last thing about Eden Foods.... Want to support them by buying their products?! Leila also shared this nifty store locator on her blog last week; after typing in your zip code it will show you which stores in your area carry these products. I was not at all surprised to discover there are about 20 places in Ann Arbor to purchase Eden Foods products - although I did chuckle and think to myself, "of course," when I went to their website and learned that Eden Foods was actually founded here. :)
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In other news, I substituted a couple of times in pre-school (and helped out a bit in kindergarten) this week. Considering I got multiple hugs from a little girl who doesn't speak English, hand holds from a very shy little girl and a rambunctious boy who could easily be labeled a "troublemaker," and a colored picture given to me as a gift from a four year old, I'd say it was a good time. These kids are CUTE.
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What's arguably the most awkward question I've been asked since I became pregnant? Surprisingly, it isn't any of the questions the 4 and 5-year old students asked me this week (How did your baby get in your tummy? How does the doctor get it out?). Instead, the winner is: "Are you having a baby shower?"
Call me old fashioned, but last time I checked, as the expectant mother I am not in control of whether or not someone throws us a baby shower - nor do I think it's my responsibility (or appropriate) to plan myself a party. So how am I supposed to know if anyone will throw me a baby shower when everybody starts asking?! I suppose I could have answered all those people with, "Why? Are you offering to throw me one?" But that would have made it all a little more uncomfortable.
Instead, my mom has come to the rescue and saved me from all of this awkwardness by offering to host a shower back in Indiana (thank you, Mom! And happy early birthday!!!). I really don't need a big party or put much of an emphasis on receiving gifts (although that's really generous of people), but I'm really, really excited to see some of my friends and actually get to celebrate this joyous time with people I love! Plus, the icing on the cake is that I now have an answer whenever people innocently and unknowingly ask me that most awkward of questions (the price I pay for being the first out of my friends to have a baby).
--- 7 ---Next week I'm scheduled to have one of my wisdom teeth pulled. Really I need all 4 out because there is zero space for them in my tiny mouth, but only one of them is currently exposed and at a bad angle/considered "urgent" so for now (because I'm pregnant and dentists and oral surgeons are apparently terrified of pregnant patients) it's the only one coming out. This is because the oral surgeon can use localized numbing agents for my one tooth and not put me under general anesthesia during my pregnancy (which would probably be necessary for me to survive the other 3 coming out). So what am I trying to say here?
Basically for the first time in my life I'm going to be prescribed some heavy duty meds (don't worry, my OB/GYN cleared what is safe with the oral surgeon) and starting next Wednesday afternoon I'm probably going to be loopy. There may or may not be some quick takes next week, but if there are - please consider yourselves warned. I'm going to be a hot mess. Please pray for me, my baby boy in utero, and my husband (since he will be the one dealing with me in the aftermath)!